Everyone believes they are capable of holding public office now.
The Hollywood elite are amongst some of the worst self-aggrandizing people who actually believe they are qualified.
And now it truly is looking like this A-list actor is really running against President Trump in 2020.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the biggest movie star in the world right now.
His sales value in the global market dwarfs other actors by comparison. In fact, it’s not even really close.
And maybe Johnson feels that’s a good enough qualification as any to be Donald Trump’s successor in 2020, because he’s planning on running.
It started with an interview with GQ magazine where he contemplated running for office, but that hypothetical ballooned weeks later during a Saturday Night Live episode he was hosting where he announced his candidacy with Tom Hanks as his running mate.
Everyone thought it was a joke, and nobody really took it seriously.
A West Virginia man has formed an official campaign committee to attempt to draft actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson into the 2020 presidential race.
The organization ‘Run the Rock 2020’ was officially registered with the Federal Election Commission on July 9, according to a Statement of Organization on the FEC website.
The entity appears to be the first official effort to draft the 45-year-old Baywatch star, who reportedly holds dual American-Canadian citizenship, into the presidential fray.
The committee was registered by one Kenton Tilford, who listed a West Virginia address as the organization’s headquarters.
Emails seeking more information sent to addresses listed for Mr. Tilford and for the ‘Run the Rock 2020’ organization were not immediately returned.
Johnson — who has emerged as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood in recent years with roles in hit films including the Fast and the Furious franchise and the disaster movie San Andreas — has hinted that he may make a foray into politics during recent media appearances.
In a May interview with GQ, Johnson said that a future run for the presidency could be a “real possibility” for him.
“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” the actor told the magazine.
“There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’”
In the same interview, the actor — who has attended both Republican and Democratic national conventions, and is reportedly a registered Independent — blasted President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and his “ban” on entries from some designated Middle Eastern countries.
“I believe in our national security to the core, but I don’t believe in a ‘ban’ that bans immigrants,” he told GQ.
“I believe in inclusion. Our country was built on that, and it continues to be made strong by that. And the decision felt like a snap judgment.
I feel like the majority of, if not all, Americans feel that protection is of huge importance,” he said.
In an appearance on Good Morning America shortly thereafter, Johnson said that Americans’ desire to see him run was reflective of them ‘wanting to see a better leadership happening right now.”
Hollywood can warp people’s minds to the point of massive delusions of grandeur, but Johnson might be taking this too far.
It would be best for him to wait until 2024 when Trump finishes his second term.